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Gary Police Department, IN

Gary Police Department


Gary Police Department, Indiana

Patrolman Jeffrey Brady Westerfield
Gary Police Department
EOW: Sunday, July 6, 2014
Cause: Gunfire

Gary Police Department, Indiana

Patrolman Benjamin "BJ" Wilcher, Jr.
Gary Police Department
EOW: Sunday, August 12, 2007
Cause: Vehicle pursuit

Gary Police Department, Indiana

Detective Corporal Louis William Donald, Jr.
Gary Police Department
EOW: Monday, August 27, 2001
Cause: Vehicle pursuit

Gary Police Department, Indiana

Detective Dorian David Rorex
Gary Police Department
EOW: Thursday, January 15, 1998
Cause: Gunfire

Gary Police Department, Indiana

Lieutenant George Yaros
Gary Police Department
EOW: Tuesday, August 11, 1981
Cause: Gunfire

Gary Police Department, Indiana

Patrolman James R. "J.R." Boyce, Jr.
Gary Police Department
EOW: Saturday, October 5, 1974
Cause: Gunfire

Gary Police Department, Indiana

Patrolman George Lowe
Gary Police Department
EOW: Tuesday, June 2, 1970
Cause: Gunfire

Gary Police Department, Indiana

Detective Michael G. Rusnak
Gary Police Department
EOW: Saturday, June 11, 1966
Cause: Gunfire

Gary Police Department, Indiana

Patrolman John Edward Moore
Gary Police Department
EOW: Thursday, August 4, 1955
Cause: Gunfire

Gary Police Department, Indiana

Detective Elza "Tip" O'Dell
Gary Police Department
EOW: Saturday, January 31, 1953
Cause: Gunfire

Gary Police Department, Indiana

Patrolman Walter Poturalski
Gary Police Department
EOW: Thursday, August 8, 1935
Cause: Motorcycle crash

Gary Police Department, Indiana

Detective James L. Kelly
Gary Police Department
EOW: Thursday, March 31, 1932
Cause: Gunfire

Gary Police Department, Indiana

Policewoman Pearl Agnes Lanham
Gary Police Department
EOW: Wednesday, March 12, 1930
Cause: Struck by vehicle

Gary Police Department, Indiana

Detective Julius Gunther
Gary Police Department
EOW: Friday, September 16, 1921
Cause: Gunfire

Town Marshal Olaf Riser
Miller Marshal's Office
EOW: Friday, August 30, 1912
Cause: Electrocuted

Line of Duty Deaths: 15

Electrocuted: 1
Gunfire: 10
Motorcycle crash: 1
Struck by vehicle: 1
Vehicle pursuit: 2

 

By Month

January: 2
March: 2
June: 2
July: 1
August: 6
September: 1
October: 1

 

By Gender

Male: 14
Female: 1

 

 

Component Agencies

Divisions or absorbed agencies:

 

Miller Marshal's Office
Gary, IN
Fallen officers: 1

 

 
 
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